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Guide to Vacationing on Siesta Key with Pets

Tropical Breeze is happy to offer guests the option of vacation rentals that welcome pets. Pet friendly rentals are just one more amenity we offer to keep the whole family happy during your tropical vacation.

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What to Do With Your Dog on Siesta Key

Public and Off-leash Parks

Though dogs are not allowed on Siesta Key’s beaches, do not despair. This fantastic vacation spot can still be a welcoming place for your four-legged friend where they can enjoy a fun time with your family.

Christopher Wheeler Off-Leash Dog Park (1300 Old Stickney Point Rd., Siesta Key, FL) is probably the best place on Siesta Key to let your four-legged travel companion blow off some steam and socialize with other pups, local and visiting.

Boyd Park (4300 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL) is located a little over a mile north of Tropical Breeze Resort and offers the perfect place for leashed dogs to play with their families. Boyd Park is on the waterfront, which gives both pups and kids a chance to go for a dip and cool off.

Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice have a multitude of other parks for both on- and off-leash pets.

A few of the options include Bird Key Beach Park (200 John Ringling Causeway Sarasota, FL), and Centennial Park (1105 10th St, Sarasota, FL) and Bayfront Park (Marina Jack Trail, Sarasota, FL) in Sarasota, all of which welcome leashed pets.

Toward the south, Venice is home to the county’s only dog-friendly beach. Brohard Paw Beach (1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice, FL) is equipped with fenced areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, and fire hydrants.

It’s a great place for owners to relax and take in some ocean views while their dogs romp in the shallows – and of course to fill your Instagram with some impressive and adorable beach photos with your pup.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Siesta Key has lots of outdoor patios, which means plenty of space to bring Fido along. While not all restaurants allow dogs on the patio, some in Siesta Key are known to be particularly dog-friendly.

The Old Salty Dog (5023 Ocean Blvd.) – how fitting – often provides ice water and dog biscuits on a shaded patio.

The Village Café (5133 Ocean Blvd.), Sun Garden Café (210 Av. Madera), and Siesta Key Oyster Bar (5238 Ocean Blvd.) has also been recommended as joints that welcome dogs in their outdoor seating.

Pet Stores

There are no pet stores on Siesta Key, but plenty on the mainland in Sarasota, Bradenton, and beyond. Sarasota has a number of mainstays, including Petco, Petland, and Pet Supply Center.

Petco Animal Supplies is located at 3800 Tamiami Trail in Sarasota right off the island and offers your standard selection of retail pet supplies, food, apparel and more. You’ll find most of what you need here.

Petland Sarasota is located a bit further away and also offers a wide range of pet supplies such as grooming products, food and bedding and is a retail chain. You can find them at 5380 Fruitville Rd.

When you can’t bring your pet along with you, call Fetch! Pet Care at (941)-257-1970 to get connected with a licensed pet sitter, even at the last minute.

So, for your upcoming stay on Siesta Key, don’t leave your furry family member behind because they are very welcome at Tropical Breeze Resort with plethora of things to do!

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Tropical Breeze Pet Policy

What follows is our pet policy. Please review carefully to ensure the best stay for you and your pets. You can also view our rental terms and conditions for other policies.

Pets are allowed under certain conditions. Fees are associated. 2 pets max. Weight limit of 50 lbs max. No Dangerous Breeds/Dogs. Owners are responsible for any damage or excess cleaning that occurs due to the pet.

“Bodily injury”, “property damage”, or medical expenses for which any insured may be held liable arising from or in any way connected with any “dangerous dog” owned or under the control of any:

  1. Insured; or
  2. Any tenant residing on the insured premises; or
  3. Any guests/visitors on the insured premises.

“Dangerous dog” means:

  • Any purebred or crossbred dog comprised of any of the following breeds:
  • Pit Bull-type,
  • Rottweiler,
  • German Shepherd,
  • Husky-type (including Siberian breeds),
  • Malamute,
  • Doberman Pinscher,
  • Chow Chow,
  • Any Wolf-dog hybrid, or
  • Any other dog that has been known to have bitten anyone where the injury required medical attention, or where any insured or any tenant, guest or visitor of the insured knew that a dog was potentially dangerous.

When you stay at Tropical Breeze, we’ll help you plan the best beach vacation. We look forward to meeting your whole family!

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